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Strange Behaviour of SuSEfirewall
  • From: Albert Brandl <albert.brandl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 14:01:41 +0100
  • Message-id: <20020111140141.A24566@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I've just stumbled across a rather strange thing. When starting up
SuSEfirewall (version 1 or two), the script most of the time complains
that "eth0 is not active". When I had a look at the script, I saw that it
tries to find the ip address by calling ifconfig and digesting the output
via sed and awk.

The problem: awk searches for "inet addr:", but ifconfig returns "inet
Adresse:". It seems that SuSEfirewall relies on a english version of

Is there any easy workaround besides patching the script? I'm not quite
sure if my knowledge of shell scripts would suffice to patch the thing by
myself... ;-)

Best regards

Albert Brandl

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